Halle Berry is the latest celebrity who, in opting for a legitimate meal instead of another carb-, gluten- and flavor-free salad, has been accused of bun-in-the-oven-related offenses.
Admittedly, the poses Berry opted for in the sparkling, form-fitting number she wore at the Butterfly Ball in on June 4 were certainly indicative that she was hiding something. But, as most of us can relate, that something was nothing more than a food baby.
“It is absolutely not true. She is not pregnant,” Berry’s rep told Us Weekly of the swirling chatter. The Extant actress is by no means pregnant and is busy enough with two pint-sized children, daughter Nahla, 8, with ex Gabriel Aubrey and son Maceo, 3, with ex-husband Olivier Martinez, whom she divorced after two years in October 2015.
In response to the speculation, Berry defiantly posted the following image to Instagram on Monday with the caption: “Can a girl have some steak and fries?”
The image, which is being celebrated for its sincerity, has accrued over 85,000 likes and received a mix of missives that range from “You’re just so hot!” to “No. Red meat is bad for you.” Of course, Berry owes us no explanation at all. If she were pregnant, that’s her business. If she was feeling bloated that evening, same thing.
Contrary to popular belief, body image issues are not secluded to women in Hollywood. Recently, Sam Clafin, who most notably played hunky Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games franchise admits he’s grown exceedingly insecure in the industry after dealing with body shaming on movie sets.
“I remember doing one job when they literally made me pull my shirt up and were grabbing my fat and going ‘you need to lose a bit of weight,” Claflin told The Sydney Morning Herald. “I read in an interview recently and I think it’s absolutely true: men have it just as bad,” he says. “Well, not just as bad but they get it bad and it’s never talked about.”
He admits that body-shaming issues, particularly for men, is a recent development. "In the ‘50s and '60s, it was never an issue. James Bond never had a six pack. He had a hairy chest. Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire had an incredible body but he was by no means ripped to within an inch of his life. There’s a filter on society that this is normal but actually it’s anything but normal.”
To celebrate Halle Berry and her exalted honesty regarding the food we non-celebs eat and are never judged for, please enjoy some of our favourite pictures from the 50-year-old’s stunning Instagram.